With anticipation for the Justice League Snyder Cut climbing, Zack Snyder just unveiled eerie looks for Jared Leto as The Joker in the movie.
In March 2021, fans are finally going to see how the Justice League movie could originally have turned out, as Zack Snyder gears up to release his cut.
Amidst soaring expectations, Snyder has now revealed new images of Jared Leto as the Joker, who became part of Snyder’s line-up after HBO Max offered him the opportunity to release his own cut.
In this version, the Joker appears sans his tattoos, undercut, and neon green hair. Instead, Leto sports long black hair, clad in a surgical gown and mask and placed in what seems to be a claustrophobia-inducing corridor. In the intense black and white pictures, Leto’s Joker looks trapped, a remnant of his Suicide Squad days.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Snyder also explained how this version of the Joker fits into his Justice League universe.
With the "Damaged" forehead tattoo out and heavy makeup in, Jared Leto's new take on the Joker for Zack Snyder's Justice League is a definite change of pace from Suicide Squad. https://t.co/6XTVzH4ACC pic.twitter.com/E9KwkQ0Zse
— IGN (@IGN) February 9, 2021
In the new Justice League, the Joker appears to Ben Affleck’s Batman as part of a psychic vision which prefaces what happens should the heroes fail. He appears to Batfleck as a premonition, motivating him through terror.
Snyder links this appearance to a little Easter egg from 2016’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, which shows the Joker card taped to Batman’s gun. The movie also shows Bruce Wayne torn over the loss of Robin, hinting that the Joker had already murdered Batman’s sidekick.
“I’d always wanted to explore the death of Robin. And if there ever was going to be a next movie, which, of course, there probably won’t be, I wanted to do a thing where in flashbacks we learn how Robin died, how Joker killed him and burned down Wayne Manor, and that whole thing that happened between he and Bruce.” Snyder explained.
He also elaborated on his plans to show “how they became like this … how he hurt him in a way that no one has, really. Other than losing his parents, it was probably the most significant personal injury to his life.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League arrives March 18th.